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Butch Otter on Energy & Oil
Republican governor; previously Representative (ID-1): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Butch Otter on other issues.
  • Get all nuclear waste out of Idaho by 2035. (Jan 2013)
  • Voted NO on keeping moratorium on drilling for oil offshore. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on scheduling permitting for new oil refinieries. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on authorizing construction of new oil refineries. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on passage of the Bush Administration national energy policy. (Jun 2004)
  • Voted YES on implementing Bush-Cheney national energy policy. (Nov 2003)
  • Voted NO on raising CAFE standards; incentives for alternative fuels. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting oil drilling & development in ANWR. (Aug 2001)
  • Rated 0% by the CAF, indicating opposition to energy independence. (Dec 2006)
  • Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025. (Jan 2007)

Senate:

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Michael Crapo on Energy & Oil
Republican Sr Senator (ID): Click here for 23 full quotes OR click here for Michael Crapo on other issues.
  • Voted YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted YES on protecting middle-income taxpayers from a national energy tax. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on requiring full Senate debate and vote on cap-and-trade. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted NO on tax incentives for energy production and conservation. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on addressing CO2 emissions without considering India & China. (May 2008)
  • Voted YES on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on making oil-producing and exporting cartels illegal. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted NO on factoring global warming into federal project planning. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on disallowing an oil leasing program in Alaska's ANWR. (Nov 2005)
  • Voted NO on $3.1B for emergency oil assistance for hurricane-hit areas. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted NO on reducing oil usage by 40% by 2025 (instead of 5%). (Jun 2005)
  • Voted NO on banning drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted YES on Bush Administration Energy Policy. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted NO on targeting 100,000 hydrogen-powered vehicles by 2010. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted NO on removing consideration of drilling ANWR from budget bill. (Mar 2003)
  • Voted YES on drilling ANWR on national security grounds. (Apr 2002)
  • Voted YES on terminating CAFE standards within 15 months. (Mar 2002)
  • Voted YES on preserving budget for ANWR oil drilling. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted NO on ending discussion of CAFE fuel efficiency standards. (Sep 1999)
  • Voted YES on defunding renewable and solar energy. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 17% by the CAF, indicating opposition to energy independence. (Dec 2006)
  • Open the Outer Continental Shelf for oil & gas leasing. (Jun 2008)
  • Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP. (Nov 2010)
Jim Risch on Energy & Oil
Republican Jr Senator; previously Governor: Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Jim Risch on other issues.
  • Yucca Mountain is the proper site for nuclear waste. (Nov 2008)
  • Drill offshore; drill ANWR; drill for oil shale. (Nov 2008)
  • No cap-&-trade; include India & China in carbon restrictions. (Nov 2008)
  • We’re running out of oil; we must drill our way through this. (Oct 2008)
  • 25x25 policy: reduce fossil fuel use 25% over 25 years. (Sep 2008)
  • Increase supply for short-term; alternatives for long-term. (Sep 2008)
  • Tap domestic potential in ANWR and continental shelf. (Sep 2008)
  • Comprehensive policy with nuclear, clean coal & alternatives. (Jun 2008)
  • Opt out of EPA mercury program; no coal plants in Idaho. (Aug 2006)
  • Voted YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted YES on protecting middle-income taxpayers from a national energy tax. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on requiring full Senate debate and vote on cap-and-trade. (Apr 2009)
  • Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025. (Jan 2007)
  • Allow horizontal drilling into Alaska's Coastal Plain. (Feb 2009)

House:


Raul Labrador on Energy & Oil
Republican (District 1): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Raul Labrador on other issues.
  • Voted YES on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling. (May 2011)
  • Voted YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
  • Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP. (Nov 2010)
  • Cap-and-trade has no impact on global temperatures. (Jul 2010)
  • Explore proven energy reserves & keep energy prices low. (Jul 2010)
Mike Simpson on Energy & Oil
Republican Representative (ID-2): Click here for 21 full quotes OR click here for Mike Simpson on other issues.
  • Voted YES on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling. (May 2011)
  • Voted YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted NO on enforcing limits on CO2 global warming pollution. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted NO on tax credits for renewable electricity, with PAYGO offsets. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted NO on tax incentives for energy production and conservation. (May 2008)
  • Voted NO on tax incentives for renewable energy. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted NO on investing in homegrown biofuel. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted NO on criminalizing oil cartels like OPEC. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted NO on keeping moratorium on drilling for oil offshore. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on scheduling permitting for new oil refinieries. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on authorizing construction of new oil refineries. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on passage of the Bush Administration national energy policy. (Jun 2004)
  • Voted YES on implementing Bush-Cheney national energy policy. (Nov 2003)
  • Voted NO on raising CAFE standards; incentives for alternative fuels. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting oil drilling & development in ANWR. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted NO on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol. (Jun 2000)
  • Rated 0% by the CAF, indicating opposition to energy independence. (Dec 2006)
  • Bar greenhouse gases from Clean Air Act rules. (Jan 2009)
  • Drill the Outer Continental Shelf; & license new nuke plants. (Mar 2011)
  • Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025. (Jan 2007)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Dirk Kempthorne on Energy & Oil
Republican Governor (ID) and previously Senator: Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Dirk Kempthorne on other issues.
  • Supports expanding oil and gas leases. (Jul 2008)
  • Need to work on US-based oil and gas development. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on approving a nuclear waste repository. (Apr 1997)
  • Voted YES on do not require ethanol in gasoline. (Aug 1994)
  • Voluntary partnerships reduce greenhouse gases economically. (Aug 2000)
  • Kyoto Treaty must include reductions by all countries. (Aug 2000)
  • Federal tax incentives for energy, with state decisions. (Aug 2001)
Jim Risch on Energy & Oil
Republican Jr Senator; previously Governor: Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Jim Risch on other issues.
  • Yucca Mountain is the proper site for nuclear waste. (Nov 2008)
  • Drill offshore; drill ANWR; drill for oil shale. (Nov 2008)
  • No cap-&-trade; include India & China in carbon restrictions. (Nov 2008)
  • We’re running out of oil; we must drill our way through this. (Oct 2008)
  • 25x25 policy: reduce fossil fuel use 25% over 25 years. (Sep 2008)
  • Increase supply for short-term; alternatives for long-term. (Sep 2008)
  • Tap domestic potential in ANWR and continental shelf. (Sep 2008)
  • Comprehensive policy with nuclear, clean coal & alternatives. (Jun 2008)
  • Opt out of EPA mercury program; no coal plants in Idaho. (Aug 2006)
  • Voted YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted YES on protecting middle-income taxpayers from a national energy tax. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on requiring full Senate debate and vote on cap-and-trade. (Apr 2009)
  • Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025. (Jan 2007)
  • Allow horizontal drilling into Alaska's Coastal Plain. (Feb 2009)
Jerry Brady on Energy & Oil
Former Democrat Challenger (2006): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jerry Brady on other issues.
  • Harness wind, geothermal and bio-waste. (Nov 2006)
Alan Blinken on Energy & Oil
2002 Democratic Senate Challenger (ID): Click here for Alan Blinken on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Scott McClure on Energy & Oil
2004 former Democratic Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Scott McClure on other issues.
  • Relying on oil is an invitation to disaster. (Aug 2004)
  • Economic incentives for energy conservation. (Jul 2004)
Fred Adams on Energy & Oil
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for Fred Adams on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Helen Chenoweth on Energy & Oil
Republican (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Helen Chenoweth on other issues.
  • Voted NO on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol. (Jun 2000)
Larry Craig on Energy & Oil
Republican Sr Senator (ID): Click here for 21 full quotes OR click here for Larry Craig on other issues.
  • Voted NO on tax incentives for energy production and conservation. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on addressing CO2 emissions without considering India & China. (May 2008)
  • Voted YES on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on making oil-producing and exporting cartels illegal. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted NO on factoring global warming into federal project planning. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on disallowing an oil leasing program in Alaska's ANWR. (Nov 2005)
  • Voted NO on $3.1B for emergency oil assistance for hurricane-hit areas. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted NO on reducing oil usage by 40% by 2025 (instead of 5%). (Jun 2005)
  • Voted NO on banning drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted YES on Bush Administration Energy Policy. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted NO on targeting 100,000 hydrogen-powered vehicles by 2010. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted NO on removing consideration of drilling ANWR from budget bill. (Mar 2003)
  • Voted YES on drilling ANWR on national security grounds. (Apr 2002)
  • Voted YES on terminating CAFE standards within 15 months. (Mar 2002)
  • Voted YES on preserving budget for ANWR oil drilling. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted NO on ending discussion of CAFE fuel efficiency standards. (Sep 1999)
  • Voted YES on defunding renewable and solar energy. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted YES on approving a nuclear waste repository. (Apr 1997)
  • Voted YES on do not require ethanol in gasoline. (Aug 1994)
  • Rated 17% by the CAF, indicating opposition to energy independence. (Dec 2006)
  • Open the Outer Continental Shelf for oil & gas leasing. (Jun 2008)
Dirk Kempthorne on Energy & Oil
Republican Governor (ID) and previously Senator: Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Dirk Kempthorne on other issues.
  • Supports expanding oil and gas leases. (Jul 2008)
  • Need to work on US-based oil and gas development. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on approving a nuclear waste repository. (Apr 1997)
  • Voted YES on do not require ethanol in gasoline. (Aug 1994)
  • Voluntary partnerships reduce greenhouse gases economically. (Aug 2000)
  • Kyoto Treaty must include reductions by all countries. (Aug 2000)
  • Federal tax incentives for energy, with state decisions. (Aug 2001)
Larry LaRocco on Energy & Oil
Democratic Senate Challenger; previously US Rep.: Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Larry LaRocco on other issues.
  • Create 14,000 new jobs by embracing new types of energy. (Oct 2008)
  • Develop alternatives: ethanol; nuclear; solar; geothermal. (Sep 2008)
  • Fund R&D for alternative energy technology. (May 2008)
  • Geothermal energy provides low-cost heat in buildings. (May 2008)
  • Nuclear power plays a key role in energy independence. (May 2008)
  • Solar is an economical & green energy source. (May 2008)
  • Diversifying our energy portfolio strengthens the economy. (May 2008)
  • Use manure and agricultural plant material to make ethanol. (May 2008)
  • Wind technology is close to being cost-effective. (May 2008)
  • A direct energy investment of $300 billion over 10 years. (May 2008)
  • We owe it to our children to curb greenhouse gas emissions. (Mar 2008)
Walt Minnick on Energy & Oil
Former Democrat (until 2010) (District 1): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Walt Minnick on other issues.
  • Breaks & incentives given to “big oil” are flat-out wrong. (Nov 2008)
  • Voted NO on enforcing limits on CO2 global warming pollution. (Jun 2009)
  • Include agricultural products in renewable fuels. (May 2009)
Bill Sali on Energy & Oil
Republican: Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Bill Sali on other issues.
  • Voted NO on tax credits for renewable electricity, with PAYGO offsets. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted NO on tax incentives for energy production and conservation. (May 2008)
  • Voted NO on tax incentives for renewable energy. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted NO on investing in homegrown biofuel. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted NO on criminalizing oil cartels like OPEC. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies. (Jan 2007)
  • Establish a solar energy program on federal lands. (Apr 2008)
Tom Sullivan on Energy & Oil
2010 Democrat Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Tom Sullivan on other issues.
  • Develop biodiesel, wind, solar, nuclear and geothermal. (Jul 2010)
Butch Otter on Energy & Oil
Republican governor; previously Representative (ID-1): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Butch Otter on other issues.
  • Get all nuclear waste out of Idaho by 2035. (Jan 2013)
  • Voted NO on keeping moratorium on drilling for oil offshore. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on scheduling permitting for new oil refinieries. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on authorizing construction of new oil refineries. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on passage of the Bush Administration national energy policy. (Jun 2004)
  • Voted YES on implementing Bush-Cheney national energy policy. (Nov 2003)
  • Voted NO on raising CAFE standards; incentives for alternative fuels. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting oil drilling & development in ANWR. (Aug 2001)
  • Rated 0% by the CAF, indicating opposition to energy independence. (Dec 2006)
  • Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025. (Jan 2007)
Rex Rammell on Energy & Oil
Independent Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Rex Rammell on other issues.
  • Lies about global warming will destroy our economy. (Oct 2008)
  • Support all forms of energy production, especially nuclear. (Jul 2008)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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